of testing is to identify what types of molds are present
on surfaces and in the air.
Identification and quantification is
useful data in determining proper remediation procedures as well as
the seriousness of potential health risks.
The 5 levels of inspection
services that have been formed, are endorsed by ESA and
are used in the mold inspection standards and protocols
used by many certified
mold inspectors in
virginia, maryland and washington, dc.
range from an mold inspection that
is requested in a specific defined
area, to a mold inspection that can
produce mold remediation specifications.
All of the services have a clear understanding and written explanation,
within the inspection agreement, of what will be inspected.
The purpose of Limited
Mold Sampling is to detect the presence of the
mold contamination in client defined areas of
sample can be taken directly from a surface
(approx. one square inch). Surface
samples can be taken by tape lift imprints,
cotton swabs receptacles, or bulk sampling
(an actual piece of a surface).
air sample is a representation of mold
spores in the air based on the actual
number of spores captured in a canister
known as a spore trap.
sampling is an accurate wat to
determine if an elevated mold spore condition
may exist because it reveals not only
what types of mold are in the air but,
how much of each type mold spores as
service provides a fast economical method
to determine if and what type of molds
are in that defined area.
of this service are that other sources
of mold may be present in the home.
Clearance Mold testing
is designed to determine the success of the mold
A containment area has been established and mold remediation
was done within that contained area.
A Clearance Test is performed after the remediation work
The purpose is to ensure that the remediation was successful.
The cost and procedure
from one inspection company to another.